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Suicide: A Global Perspective

  • ID: 2317293
  • Book
  • January 2012
  • Region: Global
  • Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 years (both sexes); these figures do not include suicide attempts up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicide. Suicide worldwide was estimated to represent 1.8% of the total global burden of disease in 1998, and 2.4% in countries with market and former socialist economies in 2020. The economic costs associated with completed and attempted suicide are estimated to be in the billions of dollars. One million lives lost each year are more than those lost from wars and murder annually in the world.
The book summarizes relevant data on suicide in countries belonging to different cultures and geographical areas. Specifically, the e-book discuses the relationship between suicide prevention agencies including government organizations; what the important issues are and what can be learned from different contests. Readers will learn how the many factors underlining suicide risk come into play in the determination and precipitation of risk. Cultural aspects are highlighted to provide explanation for the different scenarios regarding suicide.
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Foreword i
Preface ii
Introduction iv
List of Contributors vi
CHAPTERS
1. Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk 3
Maurizio Pompili, David Lester and Paolo Girardi
2. Culture and Suicide 9
David Lester
3. Economic Crises and Suicide 30
Marco Innamorati, Maurizio Pompili, David Lester, Bijou Yang, Mario Amore, Cristina
Di Vittorio and Paolo Girardi
4. Suicide And Alcohol Abuse 40
Marco Innamorati, Maurizio Pompili, Gianluca Serafini, Luigi Janiri, Désirée Harnic,
Denise Erbuto and David Lester
5. Ethnic Aspects Involved In Suicide 55
Giancarlo Giupponi and Roger Pycha
6. Spirituality, Religion and Suicide 73
Erminia Colucci
7. Risk Factors for Suicide in Prisons 102
Maurizio Pompili, David Lester, Paolo Girardi and Christine Tartaro
8. The Impact of Unemployment on Suicide Rate in Hong Kong during the Period of
Economic Recovery, 2003-2006 107
C.K. Law, Paul S.F. Yip and Candi M.C. Leung
9. Psychopharmacology for Suicide Prevention 114
Ross J. Baldessarini and Leonardo Tondo
10. Psychotherapy with Suicidal People: Some Common Factors with Attempters 128
Antoon A. Leenaars
11. Suicide in Europe 143
David Lester
12. Suicide in Asia–I 150
David Lester
13. Suicide in Asia–II 159
T. Maniam
14. Suicide and Suicidal Behavior in Australia 168
Karolina Krysinska And David Lester
15. Suicide in North America 178
David Lester
16. Suicide in Latin America 185
Jorge Tellez-Vargas and Jorge Forero Vargas
17. Suicide in Austria 201
Elmar Etzersdorfer, Nestor D. Kapusta, Ingo W. Nader, Thomas Niederkrotenthaler,
Kristina Ritter, Thomas Stompe, Martin Voracek and Gernot Sonneck
18. Active Sport Participation, Sport Spectatorship and Suicidal Behavior 213
Karolina Krysinska, Karl Andriessen, David Lester, Michele Battuello and Maurizio
Pompili
19. Cancer and Suicide 226
Michele Raja
20. Suicide and Self-Mutilation 236
Sara Martino and David Lester
21. Hypothalamic Pituitary Adernal Axis and Prolactin Abnormalities in
Suicidal Behaviour 246
Gianluca Serafini, Paolo Girardi, Denise Erbuto, David Lester and Maurizio Pompili
22. Homicide – Suicide 254
Paolo Roma, Antonella Spacca and Stefano Ferracuti
23. Suicide Among the Elderly 267
Mario Amore, Stefano Baratta, Cristina Di Vittorio, Marco Innamorati and David
Lester
Index 279
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Editor: Maurizio Pompili
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